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Marantz Unveils New AV Receiver and Preamp/Processor for Dolby Atmos Sound
SR7009 and AV7702 to deliver award-winning Dolby Atmos multi-dimensional sound
Mahwah, NJ June 23rd, 2014 – Marantz, a leading manufacturer of premium home and personal audio products, today announced the newest line of AVR’s developed to deliver captivating, multi-dimensional sound with Dolby Atmos. Expected to be available in September, the SR7009 and the AV7702 (October) models will be the first Marantz products to feature Dolby Atmos.
With Dolby Atmos, sound comes alive from all directions, including overhead, to fill the home theater with astonishing clarity, power, detail, and depth.
“Only Dolby Atmos delivers multi-dimensional sound that fills the room to make every detail come alive, whether it is the roar of a racecar speeding around the track, the whisper of wind, or an arrow shot across the room. It’s a ground-breaking achievement for home theaters,” said Don Freeman, Vice President Global Marketing at D+M.
Flexible Speaker Configurations
All Dolby Atmos compatible Marantz products will have the processing power to run a more enveloping, Audyssey MultEQ XT32 calibrated 9 channel Dolby Atmos layout using 5.1.4 or 7.1.2 configurations utilizing ceiling mounted, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 5.1.4 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 5.1 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers. A 7.1.2 configuration is based on a 7.1 speaker layout with 2 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
The AV7702 preamp will have the processing capability to support a full 11 channel Dolby Atmos setup; taking advantage of 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos configurations. A 7.1.4 speaker configuration is based upon a traditional 7.1 speaker layout complemented by 4 overhead, or Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.
About Dolby Atmos:
Dolby Atmos® delivers captivating, multi-dimensional sound that places and moves specific sounds anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. Since its introduction in the Cinema in 2012, Dolby Atmos has been embraced by all the major Hollywood studios, seven Academy Award® winning directors, and 16 Academy-Award winning sound mixers, among others. Later this year, entertainment enthusiasts will be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos in their home theaters. To learn more about Dolby Atmos and home theaters, visit the Dolby Lab Notes blog.
Marantz is a part of D+M Group. The company can trace its roots back to the dawn of the first mono LP, when Saul Bernard Marantz, a native of New York, was unhappy with the equipment available to play his cherished record collection on. So he had to build his own! Saul officially founded the Marantz Company in 1953. Then, as now, the company’s cornerstones were quality and innovation. For over half a century Marantz has been developing unique technologies and bringing landmark hi-fi and home entertainment products to market through its tireless and extensive R&D programs. Such commitment to audio and video excellence ensures each Marantz design delivers class-leading performance. Additional information is available at www.marantz.eu.
D+M Group (D&M Holdings Inc.) is a global company dedicated to enhancing life through inspired sound solutions delivered anytime, anywhere. With a strong belief that “Performance is everything,” D+M is focused on innovation to meet the needs of customers in an increasingly digital world. Serving the consumer, professional and automotive markets, D+M Group brands include Boston Acoustics®, Denon®, and Marantz®. D+M Group has approximately 1,500 employees worldwide, with products and services marketed in more than 45 countries.